Why use the OpenLab?

It’s open: Unlike traditional closed platforms, students, faculty, and staff can share their work with peers beyond the classroom and across the disciplines (there are also robust privacy settings). It makes the work of the SPS visible and accessible.

It’s flexible: Instead of being one-size-fits-all, it offers a rich set of tools that you can customize to meet your needs and use in creative and innovative ways.

It’s useful: The OpenLab runs on WordPress, an open source publishing platform that powers over 43% of sites on the internet; using it builds proficiency with digital media and equips students with important transferable skills.

It’s yours: OpenLab members choose how to use the site, control the materials they post there, and can take them when they leave. Development of the site is driven by the community’s needs, not commercial considerations.

It’s a community: You can use it to connect with others in the SPS community, which is especially important when working remotely.

This article is adapted from City Tech OpenLab Help, under a CC BY-NC-SA license.

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